New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan thankful to be able to give the team big plays in its loss to the Baltimore Ravens

Associated Press photo by Jonathan Bachman -- Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan pulls in a  pass for a 62-yard gain in front of Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb on Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

As he handed out turkeys to New Orleans families two days before Thanksgiving, New Orleans Saints receiver Joseph Morgan acknowledged he had plenty to feel blessed about in his life as a football player. Saints owner Tom Benson had recently made an $11 million donation meant to help pay for renovations to the stadium outside the Pro… Continue reading →

Saints report card: Offense gets stuffed early in the red zone

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Saints running back Mark Ingram, top, gets stuffed by the Baltimore Ravens defense for a 2-yard loss on a fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line during the first quarter of the Ravens' 24-27 win Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Sean Payton wanted to send a message to Baltimore. Payton wanted to make it hurt, to make the Ravens feel as if his team could inflict its will upon them and do what it wanted. So after pushing down to the 1-yard line on the opening drive of Monday night’s 31-24 loss at the… Continue reading →

Video: It doesn't matter that the New Orleans Saints are tied for first place in the NFC South, they have some issues

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) is chased down by New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson (21) as the New Orleans Saints faced the Baltimore Ravens Monday, November 24, 2015.

Advocate sportswriters Nick Underhill and Ramon Antonio Vargas review the New Orleans Saints 34-27 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and examine the state of their season. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Saints’ home skid reaches three games as Ravens prevail 34-27

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) drops a would-be touchdown in front of Baltimore Ravens strong safety Will Hill (33) as the New Orleans Saints faced the Baltimore Ravens Monday, November 24, 2015.

It looked like it was going to be another “blah, blah, blah” game for the New Orleans Saints. The kind of performance where you could say the Saints blew opportunities, struggled on defense and couldn’t stop the run — and the person listening would be able to fill in all the details. In other words, this… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Worst or first? Saints remain stuck in NFC South limbo

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) and New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94), top right, watch the final seconds tick away as the Saints lose 34-27 to the Baltimore Ravens in a NFL football game in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

The New Orleans Saints find themselves trapped in some sort of football limbo from which there seems to be no end. Not quite bad enough to be condemned to the kind of hell reserved for the truly dreadful teams — I’m thinking of you, Oakland Raiders, despite that win over Kansas City. Not good enough to be… Continue reading →

Video: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says the home fans deserve better than their recent struggles

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reads plays on the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Saints quarterback Drew Brees says his team has a great group of guys on their team, and he still believes that New Orleans can turn things around this season. Click here to see the video. Continue reading →

Video: New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro says Baltimore Ravens receiver Steve Smith Sr. "met another intense player" during their third-quarter fight

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) fights with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) in a NFL football game in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro talks about his fight with Ravens receiver Steve Smith Sr. during the third quarter of New Orleans' 34-27 loss on Monday. Click here to see the video. Continue reading →

Baker lobbies for Saints in ’15 Hall of Fame Game

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Jimmy Graham scores a first quarter touchdown against the Ravens in a NFL football game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Will the Saints get the jump on the rest of the NFL in the 2015 preseason? If Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker gets his way, they will. With Saints owner Tom Benson making an $11 million dollar to the Canton, Ohio, landmark, Baker said Monday it would only be appropriate for the Saints to… Continue reading →

Instant Replay: Ravens 34, Saints 27

The in-between theory on the Saints this season still applies. They aren't as bad as we fear, but they aren't as great as we hope. The team showed flashes of playoff execution and heart against the usually gutsy Baltimore Ravens. They also made some bad plays as well. The good news is that the Saints came out and… Continue reading →

New Orleans Saints free safety Pierre Warren proves pretty solid, for starters

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints safety Pierre Warren (42) pries the ball loose from Baltimore Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk for a fumble Warren recovered during the second quarter Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Many who watched free safety Pierre Warren work through the beginning of his first pro training camp at The Greenbrier resort in the mountains of West Virginia with the New Orleans Saints this summer figured he could one day start in the NFL. But no one can claim — believably — they foresaw Warren making his debut in the… Continue reading →

Ravens running back Justin Forsett runs wild through Saints defense

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett races to the end zone to score his game-clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Justin Forsett has to wish he played the New Orleans Saints every week. Forsett, the Baltimore Ravens running back, ran around, through and past the Saints defense Monday night, finishing with 22 carries for a career-high 182 yards, one of the main reasons the Saints fell 34-27 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Often, Forsett reached the second level of the… Continue reading →

Former Panthers receiver Steve Smith tormenting Saints

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, left, comes down with a touchdown pass while tangled with Saints defensive back A.J. Davis in the first quarter Monday in the Meredes-Benz Superdome.

Different NFL address; same ol’ Steve Smith. Now wearing a Baltimore Ravens uniform, the former Carolina Panthers wide receiver who had tormented New Orleans Saints defenses for more than a decade continued his irritating ways Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Smith caught four passes for 89 yards and one touchdown, helping the Ravens register a… Continue reading →

Baltimore Ravens 34, New Orleans Saints 27: Three and out (Justin Forsett runs wild edition)

Associated Press photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- Saints coach Sean Payton yells at officials after his team was involved in a  scrum with the Baltimore Ravens in the second half Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

This might have been the most lopsided seven-point game in New Orleans Saints history. Even when they led at halftime, the Saints did not play like a confident football team in any phase of the game. Drew Brees’ third pick six of the season will go down as the difference, but the Ravens gashed… Continue reading →

Coming up for Saints: Steelers

SAINTS AT STEELERS WHEN: Noon Sunday WHERE: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh TV: Fox RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1; WWL-FM, 105.3; WWL-AM, 870; KMDL-FM, 97.3 QUICK GLANCE Not only are the Saints on a short week after playing Monday night, they’re visiting a Steelers… Continue reading →

Photos: Saints take on Ravens

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) greets Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) before a NFL football game in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

The New Orleans Saints face the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.… Continue reading →

Saints RB Pierre Thomas returns to the lineup for Monday night Ravens showdown

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Saints running back Pierre Thomas

Saints running back Pierre Thomas will return to the lineup for a home game against the Ravens on Monday night after missing the past four contest with a rib/shoulder injury, his team said. Joining Saints running back Khiry Robinson and linebacker Kyle Knox as inactive players for Monday night’s home game against Baltimore are wide receiver Robert… Continue reading →

Live updates: Ravens vs. Saints in the Superdome

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- A dejected New Orleans Saints bench sits in the closing moments of there 34-27 defeat to Baltimore Ravens as they play at the Meredes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Get instant news and analysis from The Advocate's sports staff during Monday's Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Click here to join the action. Continue reading →

Baltimore Ravens at the New Orleans Saints pregame chat with Advocate Nick Underhill at 6:30 p.m.

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) fails to make a catch against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) in a NFL football game in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.

How can the Saints avoid tumbling to another AFC North team on their home field? Ask Advocate sportswriter Nick Underhill in this chat on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Click here to join the action. Continue reading →

Saints anxious to recover ‘Domefield advantage’ against Ravens

A Cincinnati Bengals fan celebrates in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)

“It is important to ... defend your home stadium,” Saints coach Sean Payton bluntly said. “We have to be able to play better than we did the last couple of times out." Continue reading →

Gameday: Ravens at Saints

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) and free safety Rafael Bush tackle Bengals running back Cedric Peerman during the first quarter Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

SCOUTING REPORT: The Ravens offense hasn’t been hitting on all cylinders lately, but the Saints still must slow its impressive go-to guy, Justin Forsett The Saints could be catching the Ravens at the right time. After starting the season 5-2, Baltimore has lost two of its… Continue reading →

Lewis: Saints’ super return to the Dome still resonates for ‘Monday Night Football’ play-by-play man Mike Tirico

Mike Tirico

In his near-quarter-century broadcasting career, virtually all of it spent at ESPN, Mike Tirico has just about done it all: the NBA Finals, the U.S. and British Opens, the World Cup, the BCS Championship Game and any number of studio assignments. But one event still tops them all: It was Sept. 25, 2006, the night the New… Continue reading →

The Saints’ five best and five worst games on ‘Monday Night Football’

Advocate staff photo by Bill Feig -- The Saints' Steve Gleason goes high to block the kick of Falcons punter Michael Koenen during the Saints' return to the Superdome on Sept. 25, 2006.

The top five 1. Sept. 25, 2006: Saints 23, Falcons 3 Could there be any doubt? The Saints’ return to the rebuilt Superdome following Katrina was as emotional a moment as any ever seen in the building. Steve Gleason’s blocked punt is immortalized forever with… Continue reading →

Saints owner Tom Benson makes largest donation to Pro Football Hall of Fame in history, will have stadium renamed in his honor

A general view of Fawcett Stadium during the Hall of Fame Game between the Saints and Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 5, 2012, in Canton, Ohio. The Saints won 17-10. (AP Photo/David Drapkin)

The stadium attached to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will be renamed in honor of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson after he pledged $11 million to benefit the group whose mission is to preserve the history of the nation’s most-watched sport. The monetary donation is said to be the largest… Continue reading →

Now the senior member of the safety corps, Kenny Vaccaro is ready for the Saints to lean on him

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) celebrates a tackle against Green Bay Packers in a NFL football game in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

As Kenny Vaccaro positions himself in the box and sets up, he surveys the offense. It’s second-and-18, and the Saints are trailing 20-10 with 13:53 remaining in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but whatever the New Orleans safety is looking at needs to be adjusted. He immediately gestures. First, he… Continue reading →

Saints tight end Graham says ‘I want to do everything’ to help make up for the loss of Brandin Cooks

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Saints tight end Jimmy Graham runs away from San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite after a catch on Nov. 9 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Jimmy Graham realizes this isn’t possible, but the star New Orleans Saints tight end has always thought he should be targeted on every offensive play. That’s why he doesn’t believe losing rookie receiver and teammate Brandin Cooks for the six games remaining on New Orleans’ schedule this year is reason for him switch up the… Continue reading →

New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson’s confidence continues to build

Associated Press photo by DAVID RICHARD -- Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson breaks up a pass to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin in the second quarter Sept. 14 in Cleveland.

Patrick Robinson didn’t feel right about how he was playing earlier in the season. He was afraid to put a bad play on film. This, in itself, isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but he was allowing it to change his approach to the game. He was being too cautious, which is never a good thing. It was a confidence… Continue reading →

Pierre Warren back in fold with Saints

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints S Pierre Warren (42) returns a fumble as CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste (33) and CB Kevin Wade (30) watch during Saints training camp practice Monday morning in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

It’s odd to hear Pierre Warren talk about how his days came to an end in New Orleans back in September. The reasons for his release were made clear. Though New Orleans thought Warren was talented, it was stacked at safety and did not need additional depth at the position. So, with greater needs at other spots… Continue reading →

Back in his hometown, Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones has the Saints’ attention

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

For Baltimore Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will always be a part of him. It’s where the Saints, who represent his hometown of New Orleans, play their home games. And it’s where the eight-year veteran scored two touchdowns — one on a 108-yard kickoff return — to help the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII in… Continue reading →

Video: Buckle up your chinstraps, the Baltimore Ravens are coming to New Orleans to play the Saints on Monday

Associated Press photo by GAIL BURTONRunning back Trent Richardson carries the ball during last week's game against the Ravens in Baltimore. On Wednesday, the Browns traded Richardson to the Colts for a first-round draft pick.

The New Orleans Saints are bracing for a hard-hitting game on Monday when they play host to the Baltimore Ravens, who have long had a reputation for having one of the NFL's most physical teams, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Saints chat with Advocate sportswriter Ramon Antonio Vargas, Friday at 10 a.m.

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84) makes a touchdown catch from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints lost 27-10.

What's going on with the Saints as they prepare for Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome? Ask Advocate sportswriter Ramon Antonio Vargas in this chat on Friday at 10 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

Saints quarterback Drew Brees says the offense will miss injured receiver Brandin Cooks, but will not change

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks fumbles while being tackled by Cincinnati's Jayson DiManche, right, James Wright, back, and Darqueze Dennard on a punt return Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Cooks walked off the field after the play clutching is right arm above his wrist and had surgery Monday to repair a fractured thumb. He is expected to be out for four to six weeks.

Drew Brees scoffed at the notion. Those outside of the locker room and team meetings expect the Saints offense to change now that Brandin Cooks will miss the rest the season. He’s a unique talent who can do unique things. But those in practices and the meeting rooms do not see it as an issue. It’s… Continue reading →

New Orleans Saints fan Tony Williams and Cincinnati Bengals fan Christa Barrett make up over coffee and beignets

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) tosses a football to a female Bengals fan after scorning a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.  The Saints fan left of her took the football from her and refused to give it back. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) ORG XMIT: NYOTK

New Orleans Saints fan Tony Williams and Cincinnati Bengals fan Christa Barrett, the two figures behind a ball-snatching incident during last Sunday's Bengals-Saints game that captured the attention of the nation, had a friendly sit down over coffee and beignets in an effort to put the incident behind them. The get together between Williams,… Continue reading →

Thomas jumping for joy over return

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Saints running back Pierre Thomas

After strolling into the locker room at Saints headquarters on Thursday to meet with reporters for the first time since sustaining a rib and shoulder injury that’s sidelined him for his team’s previous four games, veteran running back Pierre Thomas bounced on his feet excitedly and flashed a broad smile. One media member asked Thomas whether his… Continue reading →

Video: Saints running back Pierre Thomas is coy about his chances of playing against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday

New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) rushes against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

The only thing Saints running back Pierre Thomas said on Thursday was that he feels much better after missing four games with rib and shoulder injuries, but he would not comment when asked if he was going to be able to play in New Orleans' game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. Click here to see… Continue reading →

Video: Can the New Orleans Saints stop the Baltimore Ravens from having a good Monday night in the dome?

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) reacts to running back Justin Forsett's touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In this week's "Advocate's Saints One Minute Scouting Report," Advocate sportswriter Nick Underhill previews Monday's Saints-Ravens games and talks about the key players for Baltimore. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: Saints quarterback Drew Brees is comfortable with the team's receiving corps despite injuries

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko (94) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)

Rookie receiver Brandin Cooks is out for the season with a broken thumb. Veteran receiver Robert Meachem is limited with an ankle injury. But despite their injuries, Saints quarterback Drew Brees feels comfortable with the team's receiving corps going into the Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Taste test: Grubbs recalls experience as Raven

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD --  New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9), protected by New Orleans Saints guard Ben Grubbs (66), passes against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

New Orleans Saints left guard Ben Grubbs enjoyed his first five NFL seasons in Baltimore, but not so much the steamed blue crabs. The city is known for its crab houses, fueled by the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and thousands of mallets. Grubbs wasn’t impressed. “When I first got there (in 2007), (Ravens… Continue reading →

Alfred Blue carries RB load for Texans with Foster out

Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue (28) fights for yardage against Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (51) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

HOUSTON — Alfred Blue didn’t spend any time feeling sorry for himself when he didn’t hear his name called until the sixth round of this year’s NFL draft. Houston’s rookie running back had long heard a familiar refrain from coaches that helped him navigate what would have been a disappointing time for many players.… Continue reading →

Cornerback Keenan Lewis did not participate in the New Orleans Saints' Thursday’s practice

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) pulls in a touchdown reception as New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) defends in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. THe Bengals won 27-10. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)

The extra day of rest the Saints enjoyed this week apparently did the team few favors in the health department. Five members of the Saints, including running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), linebackers Curtis Lofton (ankle) and Kyle Knox (hand), cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee), and running back Khiry Robinson (forearm), were unable to take part in Thursday’s practice.… Continue reading →

Ravens’ Joe Flacco ready to test Saints secondary

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

In a way, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a lot like many people in New Orleans. The seven-year veteran isn’t sure how the Saints defense will adjust to placing free safety Rafael Bush on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday after he fractured his right fibula in a game two days earlier. All he knows is he will… Continue reading →

Former Saints player Steve Gleason is working on builiding the biggest ALS research project ever

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Steve Gleason enters the stage before the Foo Fighters performance to welcome everyone at the 2014 Voodoo Festival at City Park in New Orleans on November 2, 2014.

. In a story by Emily Kaplan on SI.com, former Saints player Steve Gleason talks about building the biggest ALS research project ever and his fourth year of life with the disease. Gleason, who speaks through eye-tracking software through his computer, has given fund-raising speeches to increase money to battle the disease and… Continue reading →

Saints sign rookie punt returner/receiver Jalen Saunders from the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad

A day after placing rookie receiver/punt returner Brandin Cooks on season-ending injured reserve with a fractured thumb, the Saints on Wednesday signed rookie former fourth-round draft choice Jalen Saunders to the 53-man roster, according to reports from ESPN and The Baltimore Sun. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

Video: Saints coach Sean Payton praises the way Baltimore Ravens have played through tough times this season

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton argues a call with line judge Rusty Baynes (59) and field judge John Jenkins (117) in a NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.

The Ray Rice suspension by the NFL and the controversy of the hotel videotape of him hitting his wife. Injures. Tough losses. The Baltimore Ravens have faced a lot of storms this season, but the team has managed a 6-4 record. Saints coach Sean Payton says the Baltimore Ravens are an organization that has put together the right… Continue reading →

Ravens’ secondary braces for Drew Brees, Saints

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, right, pushes off Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb after making a catch during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ORG XMIT: PBS104

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens’ retooled secondary had no trouble against a rookie quarterback at home. This week, however, their task is far more challenging: stopping Drew Brees on the road in New Orleans. Brees leads a New Orleans offense that continues to be one of the league’s best. This year, he has… Continue reading →

Ex-Saints kicker Morten Andersen, former LSU standout Kevin Mawae among Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Morten Andersen, a former New Orleans Saints kicker,  talks during an interview at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.

Ex-Saints kicker Morten Andersen and former LSU offensive lineman Kevin Mawae landed among 26 “modern era” semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 late Wednesday. The list left off several nominees of local interest, such as former Saints linebacker Sam Mills, running back/kick returner/punt returner Brian Mitchell of Louisiana-Lafayette, New Orleans native and… Continue reading →